Instructure Canvas Migration LOGIN TO CANVAS HERE
Utah Valley University, in connection with the Utah System of Higher Education Consortium, is excited to announce Canvas as its new learning management system. Canvas will replace Blackboard Vista for online learning activities and course content. All courses currently hosted in Blackboard Vista need to be moved to Canvas by July 1, 2012.
Visit this page often to keep up-to-date on the transition and to find resources to help you learn and use Canvas.
Why the move to Canvas?
Our current system, Blackboard Vista, will no longer be supported by Blackboard after Fall 2011. Because of this, the consortium put out a request for proposal for a new system. After using specific criteria to evaluate several different applications, Instructure’s Canvas was selected by the consortium as the new system.
Canvas offers exciting features, such as:>> Clean, intuitive user interface, featuring drag and drop usability throughout.
>> Notification options for faculty and students using Facebook, Twitter, text message and more.
>> Robust tool for migrating content (including quizzes and assignments) from Blackboard Vista.
>> Significantly faster tools for grading.
>> Wikis, RSS feeds, web conferencing integrations and more.
>> Integration with Google docs.
>> And much more.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?
Simply put, it means change, but many resources are available to make it easy on you.
Courses you are enrolled in that have moved to Canvas can be found at http://learn-uvu.uen.org
Starting Fall semester, online course content is moving from Blackboard to Canvas. Some courses will migrate to Canvas quicker than others so you may need to access Blackboard Vista for a semester or two. We are moving as quickly as we can to create course masterpieces in Canvas in order to give you the tools to manage classes, get real-time class updates and communicate easily with teachers and fellow students. Check out Videos and Tutorials posted by Instructure on YouTube or contact the Help Desk for additional assistance at 801-863-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org or walk-in to BA-007 (Basement of the Browning Administration Building).
For all Faculty…
Courses you teach that have moved or are moving to Canvas can be found at http://learn-uvu.uen.org
Many faculty members have started the transition already and will have online course content available in Canvas by Fall 2011. Check out Canvas training offered by the Innovation Center to find out how to begin or simply stop by the Innovation Center (LI 114) for personalized help. By Summer 2012, all classes, online or otherwise, that use UVU online classroom learning management system resources must be transitioned to Canvas.
UVU’s Innovation Center is offering Instructure Canvas training. This includes the following courses:
- Introduction to Teaching with Canvas
- Finding, Creating, and Organizing Learning Material in Canvas
- Overview & Open Migration Sessions
- Establishing Learning Communities with Canvas
- Effectively Assessing Learning with Canvas (Part 1)
- Effectively Assessing Learning with Canvas (Part 2)
- Back Up Your Blackboard Gradebooks
There is also a Utah Education Network Instructure Canvas Statewide learning management system project Wiki available which includes online training resources.